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The Super Cops (1974)

The true story of two New York City cops. Greenberg & Hantz fought the system, became detectives and were known on the streets as "Batman & Robin".

Director:

Gordon Parks
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ron Leibman ... David Greenberg
David Selby ... Robert Hantz
Sheila Frazier ... Sara (as Sheila E. Frazier)
Pat Hingle ... Insp. Novick
Dan Frazer ... Police Capt. Irving Krasna
Joseph Sirola ... Police Lt. O'Shaughnessy
Arny Freeman Arny Freeman ... Judge Benny Kellner
Bernard Kates Bernard Kates ... Heller
Alex Colon ... Carlos
Charles Turner Charles Turner ... Joe Hayes
Ralph Wilcox Ralph Wilcox ... John Hayes
Al Fann ... Frank Hayes
David Greenberg David Greenberg ... Det. Basoff (as Dave Greeberg)
Robert Hantz Robert Hantz ... Det. Neel
Norman Bush Norman Bush ... Billy
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Storyline

Dave and Rob, fresh from the Police Academy, enrage their captain because they want to do more than controlling the traffic. As penalty they are sent to Brooklyn. However they don't give up, but develop their own methods to fight against dealers, criminals and corrupt colleagues. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Impossible ? Incredible ? Amazing ? Not for the super cops. See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 October 1974 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

The Super Cops See more »

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Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Director Gordon Parks cut short his honeymoon to his third wife, Genevieve Young, to start work on this picture. See more »

Goofs

Pat Hingle's character is identified as "Inspector Novick" yet he wears 4 stars on his uniform. In the NYPD 4-stars would indicate the Chief of the Department. A NYPD inspector wears a gold eagle similar to an Army colonel's. See more »

Quotes

Robert Hantz: How legal is this?
David Greenberg: Legal? Offhand, I'd rate it somewhere between murder and kissing a cocker spaniel.
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Connections

Referenced in Hot Fuzz (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

When the Saints Go Marching In
(uncredited)
Music by Virgil Oliver Stamps
Playing at Coney Island
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One of the best
1 August 2007 | by CryptoGuySee all my reviews

I read the book and saw the movie. Both excellent. The movie is diamond among coals during this era. Liebman and Selby dominate the screen and communicate the intensity of their characters without flaw. This film should have made them stars. Shame on the studio for not putting everything they had behind this film. It could have easily been a franchise. Release on DVD is a must and a worthy remake would revive this film. Look for it in your TV guide and if you see it listed, no matter how late, watch it. You won't be disappointed. Do yourself another favor - read the book (same title). It'll blow you away. Times have changed dramatically since those days, or at least we like to think they have.


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